Congratulations on taking the first step
Deciding to get help is a big decision.
‘I should be able to do this by myself.’
‘What if I don’t like my therapist?’
‘My problems aren’t that big compared to….’
I’ve heard all of these concerns and more. The fact is, if you’re here, reading this, then trust your instinct and get help. We can’t compare our pain to others peoples. Your pain is real, your feelings are valid. We all need some extra support from time to time.
Anxiety, addiction, trauma, depression, life changes, stress, grief, feeling overwhelmed-all of these are reasons to reach out. If your struggle is interfering with your daily life. It your quality of life has been impacted. If friends and family are feeling the effects of whatever it is you are trying to manage-it’s time to get help. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to feel peace. You deserve to live a full life.
Therapy works and you can get better. I work with a wide range of adults in the Champaign Urbana area. Below are some of the mental health issues I help people with.
Did you know that anxiety is the number one mental health issue people struggle with? We are living in a challenging time. It’s okay to need support. I use a combination of CBT and EMDR to help you identify how anxiety impacts you and to move you past it to a happier, more fulfilling life.
As a long time friend of Bill W. I get what you’re struggling with. I understand the unique challenges addicts face in getting clean and learning to live in your new world. There’s no one way to achieve sobriety and I’m happy to explore the many paths that are open to you.
Trauma can be a one time incident such as a sexual assault or coming home from Iraq. It could be a car accident or a tornado. Trauma can also be years of emotional abuse or neglect. Living with a physically abusive partner or surviving a narcissistic relationship with a parent or significant other. Trauma might be growing up in an alcoholic home or the loss of a parent. As an EMDR attachment-focused trauma therapist, I can hold safe space for you and help you heal from all of your wounds.
‘What’s the use?’ ‘Why bother.’ Depression can suck the color out of your world and convince you there is no such thing as getting better or that you aren’t worth the effort. That you can never find joy again. Let’s team up together and kick your depression to the curb.